2 Timothy 3:10
New International Version
You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,

New Living Translation
But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance.

English Standard Version
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Berean Study Bible
You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my perseverance,

Berean Literal Bible
But you have closely followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,

King James Bible
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

New King James Version
But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,

New American Standard Bible
Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

NASB 1995
Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

NASB 1977
But you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

Amplified Bible
Now you have diligently followed [my example, that is] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

Christian Standard Bible
But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,

American Standard Version
But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have gone after my teaching and after my customs, after my love, after my endurance, after my desire and after my faith, after my long-suffering,

Contemporary English Version
Timothy, you know what I teach and how I live. You know what I want to do and what I believe. You have seen how patient and loving I am, and how in the past I put up with

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

English Revised Version
But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

Good News Translation
But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you know all about my teachings, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance.

International Standard Version
But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

Literal Standard Version
And you have followed after my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, endurance,

NET Bible
You, however, have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

New Heart English Bible
But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

Weymouth New Testament
But you have intimately known my teaching, life, aims, faith, patience, love, resignation,

World English Bible
But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

Young's Literal Translation
And thou -- thou hast followed after my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, endurance,

Additional Translations ...
Context
All Scripture is God-Breathed
9But they will not advance much further. For just like Jannes and Jambres, their folly will be plain to everyone. 10You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my perseverance, 11my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.…

Cross References
Philippians 2:20
I have nobody else like him who will genuinely care for your needs.

Philippians 2:22
But you know Timothy's proven worth, that as a child with his father he has served with me to advance the gospel.

1 Timothy 4:6
By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of faith and sound instruction that you have followed.

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.


Treasury of Scripture

But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,

thou hast fully known.

Luke 1:3
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

Philippians 2:22
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

1 Timothy 4:6
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

my.

2 Timothy 3:16,17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: …

2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Acts 2:42
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

manner.

Acts 20:18
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

Acts 26:4
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

purpose.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:17
When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

faith.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, …

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.









(10) But thou hast fully known my doctrine.--Literally, But thou wert a follower of my doctrine; thou followedst as a disciple, and thus hast fully known. The Greek word translated "fully known" (see 1Timothy 4:6) denotes a diligently tracing out step by step. See Luke 1:3, where the same word is rendered, in the English version: "having had perfect understanding," having traced up to their source all the events relating to the foundation of Christianity. Here St. Paul recalls to Timothy's mind what had been his--St. Paul's--life, and words, and works. No one knew the history of this life like Timothy, the pupil and the friend, who had been long trained to assist in carrying on his teacher's work after St. Paul was removed. And this appeal to Timothy's recollection of the past has two distinct purposes: (1) It was to contrast that life of St. Paul's, with which the disciple was so well acquainted, with the lives of those false men, of whom Timothy was warned so earnestly, who were poisoning the stream of Christianity at Ephesus; and (2) the memory of the master was to serve as a spur to the disciple, the heroic faith of the old man was to act as an incentive to the young teacher to suffer bravely in his turn.

With this pattern of steady faith and heroic work before his eyes, Timothy would never be able to endure the wretched mock Christianity these new teachers were labouring to introduce into the communities of the believers of Asia; he would at once separate himself and his from these evil influences.

My doctrine.--Or, teaching, in which the leading of a pure self-denying life was inseparably bound up with a belief in the great Christian doctrines. "This hast thou, my pupil from boyhood, known in all its details. Thou hast known how I taught others."

Manner of life.--"And also how I lived myself:" "my ways which be in Christ," as he once before phrased it (1Corinthians 4:17), "my conduct."

Purpose.--"My purpose--from which you know I never swerved--of remaining true to the Gospel of my Lord and to my great life's mission to the Gentiles." (See Acts 2:23, where the word is used in respect to others' purpose.) . . .

Verse 10. - Didst follow my teaching for hast fully known my doctrine, A.V. and T.R.; conduct for manner of life, A.V.; love for charity, A.V. Didst follow (παρηκολούθησας, which is the R.T. for παρηκολούθηκας, in the perfect, which is the T.R.). The evidence for the two readings is nicely balanced. But St. Paul uses the perfect in l Timothy 4:6 (where see note), and it seems highly improbable that he here used the aorist in order to convey a rebuff to Timothy by insinuating that he had once followed, but that he was doing so no longer. The sentence, "thou didst follow," etc., is singularly insipid. The A.V. "thou hast fully known" gives the sense fully and clearly. Timothy had fully known St. Paul's whole career, partly from what he had heard, and partly from what he had been an eyewitness cf. My teaching. How different from that of those impostors! Conduct (ἀγωγῇ); here only in the New Testament, but found in the LXX. in Esther 2:20 (τὴν ἀγωγὴν αὐτῆς, "her manner of life" - her behaviour towards Mordecai, where there is nothing to answer to it in the Hebrew text); 2 Macc. 4:16 (τὰς ἀγωγάς); 6:8; 11:24. Aristotle uses ἀγωγή for "conduct," or "mode of life" ('Ethics'), and Polybius (4:74, 14), quoted by Alford, has ἀγωγὴ and ἀγωγαὶ τοῦ βίου, "way" or "manner of life." The A.V. "manner of life" is a very good rendering. Purpose (πρόθεσιν); that which a person sets before him as the end to be attained (Acts 11:23; Acts 27:13; 2 Macc. 3:8; and in Aristotle, Polybius, and others). Used often of God's eternal purpose, as e.g., ch. 1:9; Ephesians 1:11, etc. In enumerating these and the following," faith, long suffering, charity, and patience," St. Paul doubtless had in view, not self-glorification, which was wholly alien to his earnest, self-denying character, but the mention of those qualities which he saw were most needed by Timothy. Long suffering (τῇ μακροθυμίᾳ); as 1 Timothy 1:16, of the long suffering of Jesus Christ towards himself, and elsewhere frequently of human patience and forbearance towards others. Patience (τῇ ὑπομονῇ). This is exercised in the patient endurance of afflictions for Christ's sake. It is coupled, as here, with μακροθυμίΑ, long suffering, in Colossians 1:11.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You,
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

however,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

have observed
παρηκολούθησάς (parēkolouthēsas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3877: From para and akoloutheo; to follow near, i.e. attend, trace out, conform to.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

teaching,
διδασκαλίᾳ (didaskalia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1319: Instruction, teaching. From didaskalos; instruction.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

conduct,
ἀγωγῇ (agōgē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 72: A leading, guiding; hence: mode of life, conduct. Reduplicated from ago; a bringing up, i.e. Mode of living.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

purpose,
προθέσει (prothesei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4286: From protithemai; a setting forth, i.e. proposal; specially, the show-bread as exposed before God.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

faith,
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

patience,
μακροθυμίᾳ (makrothymia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

love,
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

[my]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

endurance,
ὑπομονῇ (hypomonē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.


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